Harvest Moon by Hand. The colors remind me of summer, watermelons, and picnics.
With over 75 buttons to choose from, you could use them for a variety of projects: sewing, quilting, ATCs, ACEOs, scrapbooking, art journaling, jewelry...the possibilities are endless.
Buttons also are wonderful, tactile objects to use with math activities with children. Here are some ideas:
- match and sort the buttons (by shape, color, number of holes in the button, texture, pattern)
- addition and subtraction
- count and skip count (by 2, 3, 5, 10)
- create pattern series (green, green, pink, white, green, green, pink, white)
- introduce the concept of greater than, less than, and equal
- make different graphs using groups of buttons
- guess the number of buttons in jars
There are so many ways to use buttons in math. Having something tangible...something a child can manipulate...can make all the difference in helping introduce a new concept or comprehending a concept with which a child is struggling.